Archive: 05/28/2008

The ghostly gaze of science

An award-winning visual illusion developed by university psychologists will be shown as part of this year’s Glasgow Science Festival on 15 June.

May 28, 2008
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A way to hear the electric car coming down the road

"Close your eyes," engineering graduate student Bryan Bai called out from his Prius at the far end of the Tresidder parking lot, before the car began moving forward. A Toyota Prius runs silently on electric power until its ...

May 28, 2008
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Messaging without barriers

Millions of people exchange electronic messages every day, but users of different systems often can’t reach each other. New European research promises to put them all in touch.

May 28, 2008
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'Barren' seafloor teeming with microbial life

Once considered a barren plain with the odd hydrothermal vent, the seafloor appears to be teeming with microbial life, according to a paper being published May 29 in Nature. “A 60,000 kilometer seam of bas ...

May 28, 2008
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